Severe storms and storm surges
Coastal erosion by storm inundation
Reduced water quality and quantity
A must-read report on climate change in Halifax:
(1) HalifACT 2050. (2020). Sustainability Solutions Group
- Provides specific actions, targets, objectives, and timelines for completion of efforts toward water-related goals, with aims to achieve these goals before 2050.
Dr. Vincent Sieben
Dr. Sieben’s research group at Dalhousie University has been active for 3 years focusing on lab-on-chip sensors for marine environments. From this lab, Dartmouth Ocean Technologies (DOT) Inc. is commercializing the phosphate, nitrate, alkalinity, and fluorometer sensors, as well as a small form-factor eDNA sampler.
Prof. Sieben received his doctorate from the University of Alberta in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he conducted pioneering research on the first lab-on-a-chip nutrient and microbiology sensors for the deep ocean at the National Oceanography Center in Southampton, UK. For the next 7 years, Dr. Sieben worked with a talented team on the first commercialization of a lab-on-chip sensor in the oil and gas industry: Schlumberger’s Maze™ SARA analysis. He has actively published in the areas of microfabrication, lab-on-a-chip, optics, and in situ sensors for environmental monitoring, authoring 30 peer-reviewed journal publications, 41 conference publications, 13 granted patents, a book chapter and an ASTM standard.